• Meet a Missioner – Kathleen Flatoff – Kenya – Class of 2017
    February 19, 2018 am28 8:14 am, by Ayde Lyons
    Today we continue our #MeetaMissionerMonday series by introducing one of our newest missioners, Kathleen Flatoff, who is now working in Kenya. Kathy is a parishioner at Queen of the Apostles in Tomah, WI, in the Diocese of La Crosse. In her parish she has served as a guild chairman and president of the Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW). She has her BSN from Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI, and ...
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  • A reflection on Cambodia – Maria Montello
    February 13, 2018 am28 11:03 am, by Ayde Lyons
    Cambodia is a country with one of the highest economic growth rates in the world. But in a country plagued by corruption, such growth does not mean a more manageable standard of living. Rather, it means a growing divide between the haves and have-nots. Pedaling though the streets of Phnom Penh, I pass women carrying baskets of produce on their heads to earn $30 a month as I dodge luxury ...
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  • Welcome to Solidarity Teacher Training College, Yambio, South Sudan – Gabe Hurrish
    February 06, 2018 am28 8:00 am, by Ayde Lyons
    The last time I arrived at Juba International Airport I was shocked at the dilapidated and chaotic manner in which immigrations and customs control operated. They were using a ramshackle building next to the large skeleton of a terminal that has sat unfinished since way before independence in 2011. This time I was surprised to find that even that dilapidated building was now under construction.  So what they were using ...
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  • Meet a Missioner – Gabe Hurrish – Class of 2017
    February 05, 2018 am28 8:00 am, by Ayde Lyons
    Today, we continue our #MeetaMissionerMonday series by introducing one of our newest missioners, Gabe Hurrish. Gabe is a parishioner at St. Bartholomew Church in Stevens Point, WI, in the Diocese of La Crosse. Gabe has a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Boston, a BS from the University of Dayton in Health, Education and School Health Administration. He obtained his certification as a nursing assistant from Mid-State Technical ...
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  • Thomas Merton – Jan 31
    February 01, 2018 am28 11:16 am, by Ayde Lyons
    THOMAS MERTON’S LIFE AND WORK Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is arguably the most influential American Catholic author of the twentieth century. His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, has sold over one million copies and has been translated into over fifteen languages. He wrote over sixty other books and hundreds of poems and articles on topics ranging from monastic spirituality to civil rights, nonviolence, and the nuclear arms race. Thomas Merton was born in ...
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  • MKLM in Bolivia
    January 30, 2018 am31 6:00 am, by Ayde Lyons
    “We work, however, in the marginalized communities of Tacopaya and Entre Rios with children who suffer from the double challenges of disabilities and economic poverty. For these children of God, Advent can be a time of continued, not so hopeful waiting for an opportunity. We established the Maryknoll Lay Missioner Project Justicia Social—utilizing the community based rehabilitation methodology—to give them an opportunity. Jhon Alex has a beautiful smile and a ...
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  • Meet A Missioner – Mike Garr – Kenya – Class of 2017
    January 29, 2018 am31 11:07 am, by Ayde Lyons
    Today, we continue our #MeetaMissionerMonday series by introducing one of our newest missioners, Mike Garr. Mike is a parishioner at St. Michaels in Grand Ledge, MI, in the Diocese of Lansing. He was part of the Just Faith program at St. Michaels. He attended Central Michigan University in Mt Pleasant, MI and Hudson High School in Hudson, MI. He received his Culinary Apprentice Certificate from Greenbrier Culinary Program and worked ...
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  • MKLM Celebrates Henri Nouwen
    January 24, 2018 am31 11:00 am, by Ayde Lyons
    Resistance is a loaded word these days and it seems we are all constantly being pulled to lobby, call, or donate for one cause or another. Today on Henri Nouwen’s birthday, let us pay respect to a great man of mission and work in community to build a more just and compassionate world....
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  • Giving Tuesday
    January 23, 2018 am31 6:00 am, by Ayde Lyons
    Update from Joanne Miya – Tanzania – December 2017 “As the year comes to a close, I am grateful for all that we have been able to accomplish at Uzima Centre. Many people have come and gone, but there are a few whom I have known since I became the director in 2006, and one of those is Christina (pictured here). For the past four months, she has been fighting ...
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  • Meet A Missioner – Margarita Duran – Brazil – Class of 2017
    January 22, 2018 am31 6:00 am, by Ayde Lyons
    Today, we continue our #MeetaMissionerMonday series by introducing one of our newest missioners, Margarita Duran (Cambodia). Margarita has a BA degree in Criminology and Psychology from University of New Mexico. She has worked as a customer service representative and as a kindergarten teacher’s assistant. She has volunteered since she was a teenager as a religious education teacher in her parish and has also assisted with Vacation Bible School. She also ...
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